Today I wanted to touch on a topic that I haven't talked about much here, but is a staple in all of my outfit posts: eyeglasses!
My glasses story goes back a long way, to the autumn of 2006. I was shopping a local vintage shop with a friend, down in Toronto's Kensington Market. They had a small selection of clear-lens glasses, so I tried on a pair of plain black frames. My friend had finished her browsing and came up to me, asking "why did you put your glasses on??" "uhh, I don't wear glasses!" "Well, those look good! You should get them". And hey, for $12, I wasn't leaving without them. A few months later, I would return to the same store and buy a pair of leopard print cateyes, which is the shape I still prefer to wear today!
All through high school and occasionally through university I would wear my plastic glasses with the plastic lenses. I thought I had everyone fooled, and my glasses frames looked so cool! Little did I know my little charade would catch up with me, and I would have to wear real prescription lenses one day!
Flash forward to the summer of 2011. For the first time in a few years, I was in a large lecture hall, and I realized: I COULD NOT READ THE BOARD!! uh oh. I quickly took to the internet to look at some frames I thought I'd like. I was coveting the Rayban 5226 frames that Keiko Lynn sports, but I couldn't tell what they'd look like on my face after browsing the several online eyeglasses retailers I had come by.
At the time, I didn't know about GlassesUSA.com, an online eyeglasses retailer with a new virtual mirror (which you can check out below) that lets you "try on" lenses from the comfort of your own home (or, in my case, even sitting on my bed on my laptop!).
Since a lot of what scares me about online shopping is not being able to see how an item might look on me, this spiffy feature from GlassesUSA really takes the pressure off. I particularly loved the look of this neat set of frames, the iSee 740 Clear lenses. Looooove the minty colour!
GlassesUSA also has a few discount codes to offer you all!
Take 15% off + get free shipping on your entire order (orders over $50). Code: FS15
Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10
**This post was sponsored by GlassesUSA, but the story and opinions are entirely my own. Predictions for the Past does work with companies/blogs/whathaveyou from time to time, but I only work with companies I believe in, and that fit with my lifestyle**